Addressing Bullying in GPISD

Counselors focus on promoting kindness and compassion as a method to prevent bullying, harassment, dating violence

  • Campuses follow the district BE KIND monthly themes to be promoted through campus activities. Campuses have a school-wide theme which drives campus bullying/dating violence prevention and Kindness Crew activities for the year.
  • Each campus plans bullying/dating violence prevention activities to enhance bullying/dating violence awareness and prevention for the year. 

Highlights Include

  • Guidance/SEL Lessons
  • Bullying Awareness and Prevention
  • Teen Dating Violence and Suicide Prevention and Intervention (Secondary)
  • Character education
  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Access to StopIt Reporting for Students/Parents
  • Kindness Crew Clubs at all campuses

Counseling support is provided to students

Students who have been the victim of bullying/harassment/dating violence

  • strategies for minimizing exposure to further incidents/coping skills
  • check-in/check-out
  • social/emotional support

Students who have bullied other students

  • student should complete the Student Reflection Form
  • social/emotional support

Additional counseling supports:

  • Peer mediation
  • Social skills groups
  • Behavior RTI

Counseling Services also provides the following online resources

  • Senate Bill 179: David's Law
  • StopIt Anonymous Reporting by Campus
  • AP Quick Guide - Bullying / Harassment Protocol
  • Bullying Prevention/Dating Violence Information and Parent Resources

Bullying, Harassment & Dating Violence Report Flowchart

Bullying/Harassment/Dating Violence Report Flowchart (Print Version - PDF)

Step 1) Report of Bullying/Harassment/Dating Violence Incident (In-Person Written Report, Written Anonymous Report or Online Anonymous Report - StopIt)

Step 2) Designated Campus Administrator (complete steps 3 and 4 )

Step 3) Notification of incident must be made

  • To the parent/ guardian of alleged victim on or before the third business day after the date the incident is reported
  • To the parent or guardian of the alleged perpetrator within a reasonable amount of time

Step 4) Investigation must be initiated and completed within 5 school days (complete steps 5 and 6)

Step 5) Results of Investigation

  • Determination if disciplinary action is warranted
  • Notification to parents of alleged victim
  • Notification to parents of alleged perpetrator
  • Notification to appropriate GPISD personnel
  • Notification to GP Police Department if required

Step 6) Refer Alleged Victim AND Alleged Perpetrator to Counselor for Counseling Support including

  • Individual Counseling
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Peer Mediation (if appropriate)
  • Family Resources